The Knick

Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. John Thackery is a brilliant surgeon pioneering new methods in the field, despite his secret addiction to cocaine. He leads a team of doctors including his protégé Dr. Everett Gallinger; the young Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. and Dr. Algernon Edwards, a promising surgeon who's been recently thrust upon him. The lively cast of characters at the hospital also includes Cornelia Robertson, the daughter of its benefactor, Captain August Robertson; surly ambulance driver Tom Cleary; Lucy Elkins; a fresh-faced nurse from the country; the crooked hospital administrator Herman Barrow; and Sister Harriet, a nun who isn't afraid to speak her mind.

TitleThe Knick
First Air DateAugust 8th, 2014
Last Air DateDecember 18th, 2015
GenreDrama
NetworkCinemax
Production CompanyAnonymous Content
Executive ProducersJack Amiel, Michael Begler, Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh
Number of Seasons2 Seasons
Number of Episodes20 Episodes
Plot Keywordsnew york, drug addiction, surgeon, medicine, hospital, historical fiction, doctor, drugs, period drama, 20th century
Clive Owen
Clive Owen
Dr. John Thackery
André Holland
André Holland
Dr. Algernon Edwards
Jeremy Bobb
Jeremy Bobb
Herman Barrow
Juliet Rylance
Juliet Rylance
Cornelia Robertson
Eve Hewson
Eve Hewson
Lucy Elkins
Michael Angarano
Michael Angarano
Dr. Bertram “Bertie" Chickering, Jr.
Cara Seymour
Cara Seymour
Sister Harriet
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
Dr. Everett Gallinger
Chris Sullivan
Chris Sullivan
Tom Cleary